Tuesday, November 16, 2010

On the burning bush

The text for Pastor's Sunday sermon was Luke 20:27-38.  It was the trick-question, Jesus-baiting sequence about all of those people who were married to each other.    Whose wife would this woman be when all seven of her husbands were dead?

The answer was, of course, that God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.

The text contains a reference to Abraham and the near-sacrifice of his son Isaac.  "But in the account of the burning bush...."

This reminded me that I have a book in my personal library on the subject of Abraham that I should read.  The cite is:   Delaney, Carol.  "Abraham On Trial   The Social  Legacy of Biblical Myth,"  Princeton NJ:  Princeton University Press, 1998.  313 pp

This Biblical event is a major consideration for Christians, Jews, and Muslims.  How do these religious expressions deal with this matter?

1 comment:

  1. 'Moses and the near-sacrifice of his son Isaac.'

    Really?

    Jack

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